|Insight: The Delta Dilemma / Truly Awful Stuff|
The Delta Dilemma - The waters of the Delta help fill many of California's needs. But a new study details the many challenges that are stressing this important, but struggling body of water. Today on Insight, experts from the Public Policy Institute of California and the University of California, Davis tell you about the role the Delta plays, the challenges it faces and what needs to be done to fix it...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Delta; Public Policy Institute of California; UC Davis; truly awful stuff; Keith Lowell Jensen; Brett Wilson
|Insight: Californian Governance / Antarctica Science / Choreography / Lourdes Perez|
Californian Governance - There's a lot of talk in California about a governance crisis and the need for political reform. But what kind of reforms would Californians support? That question was answered in the latest Statewide Survey produced by the Public Policy Institute of California. Today on Insight, Mark Baldassare tells you about it. Antarctica Scientist - Would you like to camp out near a frozen lake in Antarctica? That's what two UC Davis scientists are doing for seven weeks this fall...
Keywords: California governance; Public Policy Institute of California; Mark Baldassare; UC Davis scientists; Antarctica scientists; choreography competition; Sacramento Ballet; Capital Choreography Competition; Lourdes Perez; singer-songwriter; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: King commemoration / Zero-Emission vehicles|
King commemoration - Forty years ago this month, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a rousing speech at California State University, Sacramento. Today on Insight, you'll hear some of that speech and stories from people who were there. You'll also meet a top King scholar who's a keynote speaker at the campus's commemoration. Zero-Emission vehicles - Learn how changes in technology could affect the Zero-Emission Vehicle program in California...
Keywords: King commemoration; Martin Luther King Jr; California State University, Sacramento; King scholar; Clayborne Carson; zero-emission vehicles; Public Policy Institute of California; KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: Legal immigrants / Life on the River / Dragonfly Restaurant|
Legal Immigrants Started Illegally - Many immigrants who recently became legal permanent residents first lived in the U.S. illegally, according to a report released last week by the Public Policy Institute of California. This is particularly true in California, where more than half lived in the state illegally before getting green cards. Life on the River - The Wintu Indians once lived along the banks of the Upper Sacramento...
Keywords: illegal immigration; legal immigration; Public Policy Institute of California; Joseph Haynes; Life On The River; Wintu Indians; William Hildebrandt; Dragonfly Restaurant; Carole Sesko; Sara Smith; Insight; Sacramento public radio; KXJZ; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Redistricting Opinions / Competitive Seats / Evolution and Climate Change / Christopher Fairman|
Redistricting Opinions - Continuing the redistricting discussion, we talk about the political repercussions with Democrat and Republican party representatives. Competitive Seats - The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) says the latest redistricting maps show that some seats may be more competitive. We'll talk with PPIC fellow Eric McGhee. Evolution and Climate - What will happen to species that can't evolve as fast as climate change unfolds? We'll talk about what it means with the scie...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; redistricting opinions; Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC); Eric McGhee; evolution and climate; climate and evolution; Christopher Fairman, studio performance; live performance
|Insight: Grooming Would-Be Entrepreneurs for Success|
Most entrepreneurs hone their skills at the school of hard knocks. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with students and a board member from the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, where would-be entrepreneurs are groomed for success. Also Deborah Reed [pictured], a Research Fellow at Public Policy Institute of California, talks about their new research that reveals why California's racial and ethnic groups generally fare differently at school.
Keywords: Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurship Academy; Groomed for Success; Deborah Reed, Research Fellow; Public Policy Institute of California; Racial and Ethnic groups at school; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: California Water Myths / Range of Light / 2Me|
California Water Myths - A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California examines eight myths about the state's water problem, including water supply, ecosystems, and the legal and political aspects of governing the system. Today on Insight, we'll talk with some of the researchers about the myths and proposed solutions. You'll also hear from other water players. Range of Light - A Truckee-based photographer has released a new book with her photographs of the Sierra Nevada...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; water myths; California water myths; Public Policy Institute of California report; Changing Range of Light-The; Elizabeth Carmel; Sierra Nevada photographs book; Robert Coats; 2Me; alt folk-rock band 2Me
|Insight: Update on Syria / PPIC Report / "Baghdad Yoga" / Comedian Vijai Nathan / Sound Advice: Wiggins Family Edition - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Update on Syria - Israel launched a missile strike on Syria this week, possibly escalating what has been a relatively "cold" war between the two nations for the past few years. We speak with Keith Watenpaugh, Professor of Modern Islam and Director of the Human Rights Initiative at UC Davis. PPIC Report - What's your opinion of the job Governor Jerry Brown is doing in California? How about the state's lawmakers? Today on Insight, we'll discuss the results of a new statewide survey from the Public...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Israel, strike on Syria; Keith Watenpaugh, Professor of Modern Islam; PPIC Report; Governor Jerry Brown; Public Policy Institute of California; Mark Baldassare, President and CEO, Public Policy Institute of California; Baghdad Yoga; Michele Spencer, Lt. Col; Uday Hussein; B.A.G.H.D.A.D. Yoga; Comedian Vijay Nathan; Vijay Nathan, comedian; Indian-American woman in America; Sound Advice: Wiggins Family; Cale Wiggins; Bakersfield Sound; Buck Owens; Merle Haggard; Susan Raye
|Insight: College Crunch / UC Eligibility / Obama's Song|
College Crunch - Today on Insight, we talk with researchers and faculty about California's need for college-educated workers at a time when universities are cutting enrollment because of budget problems. UC Eligibility - What impact will changing admissions requirements at the University of California have? Obama's Song - We check in with the local musicians behind "Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 American Presidencies." They leave soon for Washington DC to play a pre-inaugural benefit ...
Keywords: California education; college-educated workers; budget trouble; university enrollment; University of California; California State University; Public Policy Institute of California; PPIC; Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 American Presidencies; Obama song; president songs; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: CalWORKs / 'The Simpsons' / 'Rest for the Wicked' / Fishtank|
CalWORKs - California's welfare-to-work program would be eliminated under Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget. Today on Insight, what is CalWORKs, and how effective is it? Caroline Danielson, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California who studies welfare and aid programs, tells you about it. 'The Simpsons in the Classroom' - For fans, "The Simpsons" is a funny and unusually long-running TV show...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CalWORKs; California welfare to work program; Caroline Danielson; Public Policy Institute of California; Simpsons in the Classroom, The; UC Davis University Writing Program; Karma Waltonen; Rest for the Wicked; Gold Rush California epic trilogy; Naide West; Fishtank Ensemble; studio performance; Balkan-flamenco-jazz inspired band
|Insight: Healthcare Jobs / PPIC Survey / Motown Jukin' / Sound Advice|
Healthcare Jobs - President Obama's State of the Union address last night focused on jobs, but he also talked about health care, a priority of his first year in office. Overhaul of the nation's healthcare system seems stalled since the Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate, but Obama called on lawmakers to keep moving forward. How are Californians reacting to this? Capital Public Radio's Healthcare Reporter Kelley Weiss joins us from our Capitol Bureau to talk about it...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; healthcare jobs; State of the Union address 2010; Kelley Weiss; PPIC survey; California spending survey; Public Policy Institute of California; Mark Baldassare; Motown Jukin'; Motown anniversary celebration; Sacramento State; Sacramento Black Art of Dance; Sound Advice: Off Air; Nick Brunner
|Insight: Decline of Labor Unions / California's Electoral Changes / Fall Running in the Sacramento Region / Sound Advice: Theatre|
Decline of Labor Unions - Support for labor unions is eroding in a time many organized labor supporters say we need it most. Two major California cities are rolling back pensions for union members with little opposition and the ballot measure Proposition 32 has the power to undercut union power -and some say membership- by banning labor organizations from automatically deducting money for campaigns from their members' paychecks...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; labor unions, decline of; John Logan, UC Berkeley Senior Labor Policy Specialist; California electoral reforms; Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC); running season; Urban Cow half Marathon; Rich Hanna, race director; Sound Advice: Theatre; Jeff Hudson, Capital Public Radio arts contributor
|Insight: Immigrants and Crime / Author Sandy Tolan / Poet Gillian Wegener / Leap year birthday|
Immigrants are less likely to commit crime in California than their native-born counterparts, according to a new study by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). Today on Insight, we'll talk with one of the authors. Sandy Tolan, one of three featured authors at this year's Authors on the Move fundraiser, comes to our studio. He is the author of The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East...
Keywords: crime study; Crime, Corrections and California: What Does Immigration Have to Do with It?; Public Policy Institute of California; PPIC; Sandy Tolan; Authors on the Move; Sacramento library; The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East; poetry; Gillian Wegener; The Opposite of Clairvoyance; Sixteen Rivers Press; leap year birthday; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Death in California / Afghani baby / Moray eel discovery|
Death in California - A black man in California can expect to live, on average, seven years less than an average white man, according to a new study by the Public Policy Institute of California. The co-author of "Death in the Golden State: Why Do Some Californians Live Longer?" tells you what roles race and ethnicity play in determing how long people live. Helping an Afghani baby - Today on Insight, a local doctor tells you how he tried to bring a seriously ill baby from Afghanistan to Sacrament...
Keywords: death in California; Death in the Golden State: Why Do Some Californians Live Longer?; Public Policy Institute of California; Helen Lee; Afghani baby; seriously ill baby; Dr. Bob Nelson; Army doctor; Moray eel jaws; UC Davis researchers; Rita Mehta; Peter Wainwright; KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: Reporters in North Korea / Enterprise / "Just Like Family" / Batwa|
Reporters in North Korea - One of the two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea is from Sacramento. Laura Ling, who was raised in Carmichael, and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested in March and last week, they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. Experts say they might be used, at least in part, as bargaining chips for North Korea in its long-running conflict with the U.S. Today on Insight, we'll talk with a former school friend of Laura Ling's, as well as a local student who rec...
Keywords: Laura Ling; North Korea; Euna Lee; journalists arrested; Enterprise zones; Public Policy Institute of California; Just Like Family: Inside the Lives of Nannies, the Parent They Work For, and the Children They Love; Tasha Blaine; Batwa people; Scott Kellerman; Uganda; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Insight; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Nuclear-Powered Future? / Elizabeth Custer / Big Band / Sound Advice: "Off Air"|
Public Support for Nuclear Energy - A new report by the California Council on Science and Technology says California needs to double its energy production by the year 2050 to meet the demand of a growing population while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels. Nuclear power is currently the only source of energy production that can both meet the state's increasing energy demands while reducing emissions...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; nuclear energy; Public Policy Institute of California; Mark Baldassare; California Council on Science and Technology; Burt Richter, an author of a CCST study on energy production, and professor of physical science at Stanford University; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Chris Enss; None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead; Unforgettable: A concert of band and swing music; Christ Unity Church; Charles Cooper; studio performance; Sound Advice: Off Air; Nick Brunner
|Insight: Initiative Reform / Office Politics / Kushman by the Bottle / Tell Me on a Sunday - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Initiative Reform - It's been ten years this week since the recall that took California Governor Gray Davis out of office and put Arnold Schwarzenegger in. In that time, the Public Policy Institute of California says there have been 100 ballot propositions, 68 of which were generated by citizens and many were aimed at reform. Now, the PPIC has released three recommendations to reform the initiative process itself and we're going to look at each of the three idea with Kim Alexander, President and...
Keywords: Insight; KXJZ; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Initiative Reform; California Governor Gray Davis recall; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Public Policy Institute of California; 100 ballot propositions; PPIC has released three recommendations; Kim Alexander, President and Founder of the non-profit group, California Voter Foundation; Office Politics; representatives in congress; Washington; Jack Godwin, Chief International Officer and Director of Global Education at Sacramento State; political scientist; if you can't beat them, join them; Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work; new book; Kushman by the Bottle; Rick Kushman, wine expert and occassional guest host; wine tastings; health news; Tell Me On A Sunday; Considered an experiment; Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber; Song and Dance; produced in 1982 in the West End and 1985 on Broadway; Nanci Zoppi, actress; Emma, a young English girl off to New York to make a new life for herself; Connor Mickiewicz, director of the musical and artistic director of New Helvetia Theatre